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John Patrick Norman McHennessy - The Boy Who Always Late (SOLD)

NEW Hardback Picture Book : John Patrick Norman McHennessy - The Boy Who Was Always Late by John Burningham
New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year
Parents' Choice Award Winner
International Reading Association Children's Choice
Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book

John Patrick Norman McHennessy set off along the road to learn.'' Along that road, he encounters crocodiles, lions, and tidal waves, all of which proceed to make him late for school. However, true to form, his teacher (an ugly, formidable figure) refuses to accept his outrageous excuses, exclaiming that there are no such things along the road. When John Patrick finally manages to make it to school on time one uneventful morning, he finds his instructor being kidnapped by a giant gorilla. But John Patrick doesn't panic. After all, he knows there is no such thing his teacher told him so. 
Burningham uses mixed media here to create boldly-colored illustrations which do a marvelous job of reinforcing the text. The storyline is a simple one, but it is filled with irony. Kids will identify with the unfairness depicted here and will enjoy the twist of fate which brings this ogre of an educator his come-uppance
Retail price :USD$16.99
Selling price : RM36.00
Code : KF05

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